With 2021 in the rearview mirror and the heaviest throes of the pandemic seemingly behind us, the world is looking to travel once more. While Florida and Boca Raton by extension have remained a beacon of light for those relocating to South Florida or seeking a more resilient community free of lockdowns, it hasn't been all sunshine and roses (ok, maybe it's been close). Bloomberg.com has done an excellent job with their travel blog, identifying 24 other destinations alongside Boca Raton real estate as the places to go in 2022. For our part, we've assembled a few more reasons to join us here in Boca Raton, whether for a quick jaunt, or a lifetime!
We can't call them experts unless they've stayed a week (or three) in our beautiful sunny home, but we're eager to see what their travel team had to say about Boca Raton. Their claim: Boca Raton is suddenly more than a retirement hovel, offering more options for young people to "join their grandparents."
The outsider perspective maybe that Boca Raton is still a retiree-dominated landscape, but their claim that Boca Raton is slowly morphing into an extension of Miami's vibrancy is well-founded. More than just golf courses, country clubs, and high-end shopping, Boca Raton offers more budget-friendly gastropubs, youth attractions, and nightlife in districts like Mizner Park. Furthermore, the meteoric rise of FAU's student population to nearly 40,000 students has led more young people to seek housing closer to the water...
Boca Raton is truly a centrifuge for all things, classy, festive, and exciting. Beyond the borders of our beautiful oceanside city are a great many opportunities to enjoy the vibrancy of South Florida. From family-friendly events, concerts, nightlife, and charity drives, there are always things to do in Boca Raton (and nearby). Here are a few of the many ways our community will gather this January. Get out your calendar and read on! There might just be something special in store for you.
- Thursday, January 6th - Friday, January 7th
- 10:00 PM - 2:30 AM
- Fifth Avenue Shops - 1954 NE Fifth Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33431
Morton Hospitality once again is ready to light the night for those with a little extra to give. This semi-regular meetup at the Fifth Avenue Shops allows VIP access and safe, vibrant transportation from Boca Raton to downtown Ft. Lauderdale, where one of Broward's preeminent nightlife destinations awaits. For a minuscule entry cost, skip the line, the gas pump, and the uber queue and get straight to the party!
New Year's is here! With 2020 firmly in the review mirror and the reintegration of normalcy a constant effort through 2021, we're thrilled for the upcoming 2022 New Year! For Realtors, we expect a year of booming markets, a major movement, and continued prosperity. For the rest of us, there's plenty to be pumped for as well. Read on to find out where the best New Year's Eve events, parties, and exclusive reservations can be found throughout the area.
- Where: The Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club - 1400 SW 65th Avenue. Boca Raton, FL 33428
- When: 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
- Cost: $149.95/per person
The Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club is thrilled to unveil their special evening at their prestigious clubhouse, featuring live tunes from their in-house DJ to complement a 5-hour open bar replete with fine cocktails, wines, and on-the-rocks options. With your ticket comes a meal to remember, featuring a vast selection of small plates and hors d'oeuvres to complement the main course of filet and marinated shrimp skewers.
What's better than the holidays? For family, we come together and share our love for one another. For singles, it's cuffing season. For charities, it's giving season. We simply can't get enough of the joy, cheer, and goodwill that this time of year seems to bring. Perhaps the only thing better than the holidays, are the holidays planned properly. We all have memories of the holiday cliches: missed flights, dad's standing with their arms crossed and an open trash bag ready for gift wrap, the neurotic planning that goes around dinner, and even the ridiculous Black Friday bonanza. Simply put, Santa makes a list, checks it twice, and so should you before you come.
The 47th Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is on! Here's what you need to know.
Saturday, December 18th. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The parade begins at the Delray/Boynton Intracoastal. Boca Raton viewers will be attending the parade at Red Reef Park. Space is LIMITED! Plan accordingly.
Parking opens at 4:00 PM sharp. Arrive early for choice parking. Ridesharing/carpooling is highly encouraged. Space will be limited and open to first come first serve. Bike racks will be provided for the many incoming cyclists we expect to attend the parade as well.
Limited bleacher seating will be available. Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets for a closer view of the water. Click HERE for a map of the seating...
Without further ado, we're happy to share the many beautiful displays of Christmas lights & holiday cheer found around town and nearby! Read on and click the links to see where your family should consider attending this holiday season.
- Tradewinds Park & Stables - 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073
- Monday, December 6th - Sunday, January 2nd. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tradewinds Park, renowned for its versatility in our community, has served children and families of all ages for decades. From its numerous athletic pitches, 5K pathways and the impressive Butterly World, Tradewinds in nearby Coconut Creek has been a boon to our community for years. Each December, ending in early January, the Holiday Fantasy of Lights displays over 3.5 miles of Christmas lights and animated displays.
Boca Raton can't claim to fit the traditional holiday vibe: peppermint candies, snow-swept meadows and towering coniferous forests. However, what our city lacks in North Pole energy, we make up for in every which way. It's days like these that the weather politely reminds us of the many reasons people move to Boca Raton. Learn more about the upcoming December events as we turn our calendar and ready ourselves for a riveting holiday season!
- Saturday, December 4th. 11 AM - 5 PM
- Mizner Park Ampitheater - 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL
The Palm Beach Vegfest saw its nascent stages take place further north in Palm Beach proper, with today's iteration perfectly suited for the vaunted Mizner Park Ampitheater space. The VegFest is part trade show, part food festival, with vegan food trucks, product presentations, and even live games and performances. Far from exclusionary, the founders of the event encourage all to attend, especially non-vegans. The exposure means the world to these small, cruelty free businesses, and the event if FREE to attend!
We'd be lying if we weren't a little excited for the end of this work day and the moments ahead with our friends and family. Thanksgiving is the ultimate opportunity to take a much needed break while the holidays ramp up, and the antecedent to when the holidays truly begin. We think its a sin to watch our local craft store skip straight from pumpkins to peppermint. In honor of Thanksgiving and the many special people we have to thank, the Champagne & Parisi Team has assembled our official (way too short) gratitute list. We wish we had the words to thank everyone, but we'll start with these amazing contributors to our tremendous 2021. THANK YOU!
We wouldn't be a real estate brokerage without our team of 100 agents - all of whom are family to us. In our years of service to our community, we've seen our fair share of Realtors come and go. We couldn't be more thrilled with this team of hardworking, intelligent, and perhaps most importantly, compassionate Realtors we've assembled through the years. Our team looks out for each other as much as they do for our clients, and the success we've built upon...
What an interesting couple of years it's been, especially for holiday logistics. Not everyone will have their family pile in this year, and not everyone wants to be saddled with three days of cooking and cleaning. Fear not! These incredible Boca Raton restaurants offer pre-fixe, a la carte, dine-in, and take-out options to keep the labor off your plate and the good food on it!
Once again, Farmer's Table finds its way into our Boca real estate blog. In the past, it's been for their fastidious attention to detail when developing their menu. Their food is delicious and reflects their mantra of "feel-good food" through their selection of ingredients and standard of quality. For a place that deals in only the crispest, freshest, and cleanest - you're sure to win big by choosing Farmer's Table for your Thanksgiving restaurant.
It may have been a sweltering summer, but on this fresh, beautiful November 1st morning we're all reminded of why so many choose to spend their lives in Boca Raton. Whether spending a weekend, a season, or a lifetime, Boca Raton is certain to provide a vibrant slate of family-friendly and adult events alike. For our part, we've put together a list of some of the many November events in Boca Raton to check out. See below for the details!
- Where: The Addison of Boca Raton, 2 East. Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432
- When: Wednesday, November 3rd. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Police Athletic League is a renowned nationwide organization known for its congealing effect on communities. The PAL uses the community-building impact of sport to uplift families, prevent juvenile crime, and develop stronger ties between the police offers who patrol our neighborhoods and the people who live amongst them. Join the Boca Raton Police Athletic League to celebrate 30 years of community bonding and athletic endeavor!
It's mid-October and Boca Raton is ready to celebrate the welcome breeze and cooler days ahead. With no leaves to watch fall and plenty of heat through the winter months, Boca Raton's real estate landscape doesn't carry the same autumnal gravitas that many communities up north naturally benefit from. For that reason, our fall festivals, Halloween events, and haunted houses are a celebration of our community. With the people, not the foliage, setting the tone for fall - here are a handful of the best and most popular Halloween events in Boca Raton.
- October 31, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- 2 Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Addison is one of Boca Raton's premier venues for weddings, private parties, and events such as the Halloween "Raising Spirits" brunch planned for the midmorning and early afternoon of the day itself. This family-friendly brunch has become a mainstay of the Addison, often coinciding these special events with holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas among others. There will be plenty of exciting activities to keep the kids busy, and for the adults, their five-star cuisine and unlimited bloody marys should keep the fun going from end to end!
It’s that time of year again. Your kids are dreading, counting the days. You’re probably counting the days, too, but ready to rock and roll! The first day of school is right around the corner. We hope you enjoyed the warm weather, the summer vacations, and family time, but we think that you’re ready to get your kids out of the living room and back in the classroom for a new school year. Here are 5 tips for your family to start the school year right!
Never Stop Preparing
The new school year may seem ages away to a kid in June, but September arrives faster than they realize. One of the most important yet overlooked ways to start the school year right is to keep children academically engaged throughout the summer. Leisure and idle time can dull the skills and cloud knowledge that your children have been absorbing for the past 9 months. It’s extremely important to maintain some form of learning to keep their minds fresh and continue their education even in the summer months. Trips to museums and the reading list certainly help, as does structure. Maybe nothing so draconian as tests and pop quizzes, but flashcards and light practice of math and language will keep your children sharp and ready to start the year off without the pains of getting acclimated to learning again.
Mandate Homework Time
With so much to do outside in our beautiful Boca Raton community...
In Boca Raton, we’re blessed to have a prosperous city with a special Floridian balance of vitality and an easy-going lifestyle. We’re also a generous crowd and many of us heed the call of public service. We’re proud to boast dozens of community service organizations in Boca Raton. If you’re looking to donate your time to worthy causes, here are some of our recommendations for Boca Raton community service.
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
21300 Coleman Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides senior, food and financial, mental health, and career services to all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation. Volunteer opportunities include chaplaincy, a community mentoring program, senior ride program (with mileage per diem), telephone reassurance to homebound seniors, substance abuse counseling, and a local food pantry. JFS is one of the most active community service organizations in Boca where your help will be directed to the ones who need it most.
Church World Service
220 S Congress Park Drive, Suite 301, Delray Beach, FL 33445...
Boca Raton may be a sleepy paradise along the Atlantic, but we are as American as apple pie and our colors fly proud and true every Fourth of July! If you’re looking for a powerful annual bash or a quiet celebration, here are the best Fourth of July Events in Boca Raton!
4th of July Drive-in Fireworks Display
- Sunset Lake in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park
- 11200 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton, FL
- Gates Open at 7:00 pm, Fireworks at 9:00 pm (15-minute presentation)
Roll into this special FREE event! Want to stretch your legs? All attendees are welcome to walk outside of their personal vehicles to take in the summer air and fireworks show. For your convenience, there will be an on-site radio broadcast of the show’s accompanying music. We recommend that you arrive as early as possible, as space is limited. Best of all, this event is rain or shine. The show must go on!
July 4th Dance Party at The Boca Plaza Hotel
- 2901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
You don’t need to drive all the way to Miami to find a happening spot! Dance the night away at The Boca Plaza Hotel’s Norman’s Tavern. This is a fantastic event for grown-ups with a taste for live jazz and flowing drinks. Each admission ($15.00 per person) comes with July 4th goodie...
Dads are the backbone of the family. They protect, serve, and work hard to build our communities, Their contributions can be felt in the legacies they create and leave behind. Our Dads are as good for words of encouragement as they are for a wisecrack, and are the only parental unit with their own joke category. This month, let's honor dad and take him for a day on the water, for a steak dinner, or for a festive night out. Whatever your family is into, here are a few Father's Day activities in Boca Raton!
Lake Boca is an inlet that's incredibly popular with boaters and weekend warriors. For boating Dads, we're sure a day floating on this picturesque blue-green lagoon is just the thing to do. On the weekends this otherwise tranquil anchorage turns to a party-like atmosphere, with what's sure to be plenty of families out on Lake Boca, grilling with dad, enjoying a cool drink, and having a blast.
Casa D'Angelo is a name that carries weight in Boca Raton, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties alike. This...
Cinco de Mayo is back! After losing our Spring and Summer to the tragic conditions of the pandemic, 2021 has left us with a yearning to spend more time together and celebrate life. May 5th, or as it's known to most of us, Cinco de Mayo in Boca Raton is a blast to enjoy. Here are some of the best Cinco de Mayo events in Boca Raton, specials, and places to party.
Crazy Uncle Mike's is planning an all-day Cinco de Mayo festival beginning at 3 PM. Festivities include an all-day performance by DJ Gio Black, margarita specials, and an exclusive all you can drink and VIP passes.
Located at The Promenade of Coconut Creek, Naked Taco plans on opening an Uptown Boca location soon, but for now, is just a short ride away. Like most Cinco special events, this one includes margarita deals, taco specials, live entertainment, and special swag for each guest.
Our mothers brought us into the world, and serve as the bedrock of our community. Communities thrive when families are healthy, and it all begins with mom. Every day we're given an opportunity to honor our loved ones and show them our gratitude, but on Mother's Day, we truly slow down and give thanks. This Mother's Day in Boca Raton, check out the many Mother's Day events in store, starting with the few we've listed below.
For health-conscious families looking for something exciting and energizing, check out the Eat Better, Live Better 5K taking place at South County Regional Park. After a year as difficult as 2020, We're all paying more attention to our daily health. For a fresh take on Mother's Day in Boca Raton, get a run on before Mother's Day brunch!
The Capital Grille is a renowned Boca Raton restaurant to visit any day. However, this Mother's Day might be the year you whisk mom away to the Capital Grille. The Capital Grille will open early on Mother's Day. Beginning...
May is the cusp of summer, and here in Boca, the community prides itself on summer fun. Beaches, bars, exotic wildlife, and luxury nightlife are some of the common elements found in the city; but for people looking to indulge in a more relaxed setting, these May events in Boca may be exactly what you are looking for. COVID may have disrupted our normalcy, but these local Boca Raton area events will be sure to sate the desire to escape, and what better way than right in your own city?
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a prestigious establishment in the heart of downtown. The Boca Raton community thrives on its eclectic choice of architecture—ranging from old-world Spanish flair, modern minimalism, along with the flagship pastel colors adorning the homes. Art is a big deal in South Florida, and Boca Raton is no stranger to its impervious charm. The Boca Museum of Art has been providing its locals with modern and worldwide art for over 70 years. The tasteful selections of art on display allow its visitors to decompress as they peruse its beautiful pieces; however, on May 23 from 3-4 pm, the museum will be holding its “Music in the Museum” showcase. This May event is a must-see; the Brio Quartet will be performing selections from Tchaikovsky to Beethoven. As you walk the corridors of the museum, you will be serenaded with the awesome talent of Marina Lenau, David Pedraza, and Aziz Sapaev—who are all...
The Easter weekend features something for everyone. A weekend and a season synonymous with growth, rebirth, and new beginnings, Easter weekend is one of the last weekends to enjoy the mild South Florida Spring weather. For new families in Boca Raton, or for those looking for something different this year, here are a few Easter events in Boca Raton to spend time with your family.
Easter Bash is hosted by the Oceanside Church on the grounds of Boca Raton High School. The event is free to attend but must be registered for by clicking the link above. The event will feature family activities, an egg hunt, a raffle, food trucks, and much more.
Hosted by the AARP, the Easter Bunny photo op will take place at the Boca Town Center Mall throughout the weekend. What better way to add a little something extra to your shopping & dining trip this weekend than a photo with the magical rabbit himself?!
Looking for something new & exciting to do this upcoming weekend in Boca Raton? If so, Mizner Park Amphitheater has got you covered! Come one come all to The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium & Drink-ory Garden happening under the Boutique Big-Top tent at Mizner Park in Downtown Boca Raton! Presented by Bill S. Swindler & Salto Entertainment, this incredibly outrageous show offers a captivating 90-minute exhibition of classic vintage amusement, live acrobats, & comedy that will transport you back in time to a turn-of-the-century traveling circus.
Complete with a quirky cast of characters played by award-winning aerialists, acrobats, stunt artists & comedians, prepare to be amazed by the unique talents of Lady Elastic, Miss Synthetic, Dr. Elixir, The Rotatetress, and the eccentric host, Mr. Swindle himself! Event-goers can also meet & greet with show characters & experience a variety of amazing savory dishes and enticing adult beverages in Dr. Elixir’s Drink-ory Garden which opens one hour prior to the start of each show.
The opening performance will take place Thursday evening, February 13, 2020, at 7 pm, with six additional showtimes scheduled through the weekend before the circus packs up and leaves town on Sunday, February 16th. (See performance date & times below). Ticket prices for ...